[svlug] Red Hat pulls plugs on Red Hat Linux product line

J C Lawrence claw at kanga.nu
Tue Nov 4 21:11:33 PST 2003


On Tue, 4 Nov 2003 18:33:07 -0800 
kim  <kim at linuxpuppy.net> wrote:

> In a nutshell, can you tell me if Fedora will be RPM or APT based. (or
> both?)

RPM and APT are non-exclusive.  RPM is a (mediocre) packaging format.
APT is a listing and acquisition method.

> But I think that Gentoo Linux has the best and easiest method
> (Portage) for keeping your penguin up to date. I'd also recommend that
> you use "checkinstall" in replacement of "make install" when you build
> a downloaded tarball.

I like Debian.  I also like Gentoo.  Each has aspects to recommend it,
and like the best of all worlds, you get to pick.

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